Archive for the ‘Shells’ Category

At a snails pace

Snails are one of those animals I think most of us don’t really think about, in part probably because they are many times, out of sights. The only time we might is when we come across one of their beautiful shells.

Well, according to this article over at Scientific American entitled “Snails Are Going Extinct: Here’s Why That Matters” by John R. Platt, they might just matter more than we know. Read it at your own pace.

Sincerely-

  

Green Librarian

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Nautilus

The first time I came across this word was after I received my Bachelor of Science degree in Physical Education. I was looking to become a physical trainer and the equipment I first learned to work out on was called nautilus.

The name came from the fact that the machine used chains with sprockets designed in the shape of the nautilus. Little did I know that I’d be writing a blog post on them thirty years later.

The article is entitled “Elusive Sea Creature with Hairy, Slimy Shell Spotted After 31 Years” by Elizabeth Goldbaum at LiveScience. The fact that they are scavenger’s of big, dead fish also reminded me of how important it is to have diversity in our big, beautiful oceans.

Sincerely-

  

Green Librarian